Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Do you have questions for us?  Would you like to be more involved? Please let us know.


​Membership year: September 1 - August 31

​Individual fee: $15

LIfetime membership: $150

​For questions or additional information, please contact Membership Coordinator, Dawn Shinn.

Our Beliefs/Vision

Individuals joining ARKTESOL do so because they share these common beliefs:

  • Language and cultural diversity are assets to Arkansas as the state strives to participate and flourish in the new global economy.
  • Cultural diversity in the school, community, and in the workplace provides a rich opportunity to prepare individuals for participation in the global community.
  • The language and cultural rights of individuals should be respected.
  • Active involvement of the community and family is essential for providing quality education to second language learners.
  • All individuals should have the education necessary for the full participation in the economic, civic, and cultural life of Arkansas.
  • Teachers, tutors, paraprofessionals, and volunteers play a pivotal role in enabling individuals to reach their maximum potential.


Ursula Chandler, Community Board Member, is ARKTESOL's Advocacy Representative to TESOL, International Association.  

If you would like to be more involved and support ARKTESOL's advocacy efforts for English learners throughout Arkansas, please contact our Advocacy Representative or speak to your Regional Representative about local activities.